As an obsessive follower of tech-house I’ve came across the music of Art Department Records in several occasions of deep digging through Soundcloud. The collaborative imprint ran by New York’s Westend and Sydney’s SODF has put out a consistent amount of precisely artistic house music from a variety of artists. Their latest Sex and Minimal Tech by Nutty is no exception to Art Department’s growing catalogue.
The first track ‘Lemme Smash’ plays with an obscure dialogue and dark layers of synthesis. It is almost creepy how strange this track feels with its ominous drum hits that circle around the ghetto-tech inspired bass line. With so much variety its almost hard to describe what genre this is, the only thing we know for sure is that it is pure evil.
The title track ‘Sex & Minimal Tech’ is an atmospheric collage with more of a ghetto feel. This one bumps way more on the vibe of Dirtybird with its dirty bass line and jackin’ house drums. The lyrics are just as seductive as they are hypnotizing. Overall this track is just as strange and interesting as the first but with less darkness and more of a party feel. We’d definitely reccomend both of these for anyone looking to throw an oddball into their DJ sets.